StatCan COVID-19: Data to Insights for a Better Canada
A series of articles on various subjects which explore the impact of COVID-19 on the socio-economic landscape. New articles will be released periodically.
- Postsecondary education planning before and during the COVID-19 lockdown
This article examines whether parental expectations of their children to attain further education and their plans for helping their children with the financial aspects of postsecondary education—through savings and other means—have changed since the arrival of COVID-19. The analysis is based on the Survey of Approaches to Educational Planning (SAEP), conducted between February 2 and June 20, 2020.
- The impact of the pandemic on the solvency of corporations, third quarter 2020
This article examines the changes in the number of companies that filed under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Corporations' Creditors Arrangement Act from 2006 to the third quarter of 2020. The analysis highlights the number of firms filing for creditor protection, as well as the financial position of these firms before the onset of the pandemic.
- COVID-19 Impact Analysis and 2020 Outlook: The Retail Services Price Index
This article contributes to a series studies of COVID-19 impact on Canadian industries, with focus on the Retail Services Price Index (RSPI). The study analyzes the movements of RSPI during 2020 pandemic by subsectors, including clothing stores, grocery stores, and electronic stores, etc. It also compares different responses of retail sectors during 2020 pandemic and during 2008-2009 recession. Based on the in-depth analysis, the article also provides an outlook of the price index trend for the year 2020.
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Serving Canadians while navigating a path to recovery
As we continue to move forward in these uncharted times, the importance of providing reliable statistics to Canadians becomes more evident. The social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has fueled an extraordinary demand for real-time, high quality data on Canada's people, society and economy. In step with this demand, Statistics Canada hastened its data collection and dissemination of insights on the impacts of COVID-19 on businesses and individuals.
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